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Definition of the noun allergy

What does allergy mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: allergies

  1. hypersensitivity reaction to a particular allergen; symptoms can vary greatly in intensity

Alternative definition of the noun allergy


  1. [pathology, immunology] A disorder of the immune system causing adverse reactions to substances (allergens) not harmful to most and marked by the body's production of histamines and associated with atopy, anaphylaxis, and asthma.
  2. [pathology] Any condition of hypersensitivity to a substance.
  3. Altered susceptibility to a first treatment as exhibited in reaction to a subsequent one.
  4. [informal] An antipathy, as toward a person or activity.


Allergy is a peer-reviewed medical journal covering the field of allergy and immunology, that is published by John Wiley & Sons on behalf of the European Academy of Allergology and Clinical Immunology. It is indexed in PubMed and publishes both original articles and reviews. The current editors-in-chief are Thomas Bieber and Hans-Uwe Simon.

Phrases with Allergy

  1. allergy diet
  2. food allergy
  3. atopic allergy
  4. delayed allergy
  5. immediate allergy

Printed encyclopedias and other books with definitions for Allergy

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Google previewTextbook Of Paediatrics (1989)

by Desai, A.B. (ed.)

Allergy is the term that is applied to this abnormal or altered activity of the cells and tissues (von Pirquet, 1906).

Google previewUnderstanding Food: Principles and Preparation (2014)

by Amy Christine Brown

Whereas a food intolerance is an inability to digest or absorb certain foods, a food allergy is an immune response to a molecule (usually a protein) found in food (52). Thus, milk allergy is a reaction of a person's immune system to the protein ...

Google previewAtopic Dermatitis in Childhood and Adolescence (2011)

by W. Kiess, T. Werfel, J.M. Spergel

Food allergy refers to an immunologic response to a food that occurs in a susceptible host.

Google previewNutrition in the Prevention and Treatment of Disease (2001)

by Carol J. Boushey, Ann M. Coulston, Cheryl L. Rock, Elaine Monsen

Food allergy is a confusing and often misunderstood subject. It is frequently misdiagnosed.

Allergy refers to immune responses to environmental allergens that result in inflammation detrimental to the patient. In contrast, immunity refers to ...

Google previewPediatric Nursing by Parul Datta (2007)

by Jaypee Brothers, Medical Publishers

ALLERGIES Allergy is an abnornal acquired immune response to a foreign substance. It is a state of changed reactivity in a host as a result of...

Google previewNursing Care of Children (2014)

Principles and Practice by Susan R. James, Kristine Nelson, Jean Ashwill

Allergy is the immune response to an antigen called an allergen that causes a hypersensitivity reaction in various body systems. This hypersensitivity...

Food allergy is a major cause of anaphylaxis in children (Leonard, 2010). Other causes ...

Google previewClinical Immunobiology (2014)

by Fritz H. Bach, Robert A. Good

Introduction Allergy is a term originally used to describe altered immunological reactivity to a foreign material and thus could...

To a clinician, however, allergy refers to a medical subspecialty and research area dealing with diseases of ...

Google previewStrategies for Achieving Food Security in Central Asia (2011)

by Hami Alpas, Madeleine Smith, Asylbek Kulmyrzaev

Milk allergy is a food allergy, an adverse immune reaction to a food protein that is normally harmless to the non-allergic individual. Milk protein...

Google previewBe Your Own Beautician (2007)

by Parvesh Handa

Allergy is a state of abnormal sensitivity to a substance or substances. An allergy is what happens when your body detects a foreign substance it doesn't like. Allergies come in almost infinite variety: contact, food or inhalant allergies.

Google previewPharmacology, Connections to Nursing Practice (2016)

Pharmaceutical sciences, Pharmaceutical sciences by CTI Reviews

Allergy: An Allergy is a disorder of the immune system often also referred to as atopy. Allergic reactions occur to normally...

Google previewAllergen Management in the Food Industry (2011)

by Joyce I. Boye, Samuel Benrejeb Godefroy

INTRODUCTION Food allergy is an abnormal reaction of the body's immune system to certain foods. Substances in foods...

Food allergy is the most frequent cause of anaphylaxis treated in emergency rooms [7, 8]. Adverse reactions to foods ...

Google previewNursing Diagnosis Handbook (2010)

An Evidence-Based Guide to Planning Care by Betty J. Ackley, Gail B. Ladwig

EB: Although latex allergy is a limited phenomenon, it is nevertheless quite frequent within risk groups.

EB: Latex allergy is an increasingly common condition because the use of latex products is widespread (Eustachio et al, 2003) .

Google previewExercise Immunology (2013)

by Michael Gleeson, Nicolette Bishop, Neil Walsh

IgE-mediated allergy is the most common type of allergic disease, although allergy may involve other immunological mechanisms as seen in contact allergies (affecting the skin) and allergic alveolitis (affecting the lungs). It is important to ...

Google previewIssues in Allergy and Asthma Research and Treatment: 2011 Edition (2012)

Food allergy is a known provoking cause of AD in a subset of affected children.” “ A literature search of PubMed and Medline was conducted to review the epidemiology and pathophysiology of AD, with special focus on the role of food allergy ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Clinical Child and Pediatric Psychology (2012)

by Thomas H. Ollendick, Carolyn S. Schroeder

KOLKO Food Allergy DEFINITION/INCIDENCE/ETIOLOGY Food allergy occurs when the body mistakenly believes that a food is harmful and creates antibodies to that food. When the food is eaten, the antibodies trigger the release of ...

Google previewThe Encyclopedia of Nutrition and Good Health (2003)

by Robert A. Ronzio

allergy, immediate though they often outgrow them. Individuals who have relatives with allergies are more prone to develop food allergies themselves. Food allergies are more likely to occur with inadequate nutrition, infections, and physical ...

Google previewThe Encyclopedia of Skin and Skin Disorders, Third Edition (2009)

by Carol Turkington, Jeffrey S. Dover

About 3 percent of healthy people are allergic to injectable collagen, used to smooth out facial wrinkles and creases; about half of them experience the allergy after the actual treatment has begun. Once an allergy ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Cancer (2011)

by Manfred Schwab

Allergy. Michelle C. Turner McLaughlin Centre for Population Health Risk Assessment, Institute of Population Health,

Google previewEncyclopedia of Family Health (2011)

by Martha Craft-Rosenberg, Shelley-Rae Pehler

Peanut Allergy Peanuts and tree nuts are the leading causes of fatal and severe reactions. Peanut dust is a unique concern for people with a severe peanut allergy. For some, accidental skin contact with, or inhalation of, peanut dust can ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders (2009)

by Evelyn B. Kelly

Dark circles or bags under the eyes called allergy shiners 2. Dark flaky lips; lips are often involved in allergic reactions 3. Sweaty feet may indicate the allergic reactions; the liver is coping with an overload of toxins 4. One or both ears may be ...

Google previewThe Encyclopedia of Elder Care (2007)

The Comprehensive Resource on Geriatric and Social Care, Second Edition by Eugenia L. Siegler, MD, FACP, Elizabeth Capezuti, PhD, RN, FAAN, Mathy Mezey, EdD, RN, FAAN

Immunotherapy is the only available treatment that has the potential to cure an allergy, and it has been used to treat seasonal and perennial allergic rhinitis caused by pollens, pet allergens, dust mites, and some molds. Because each patient ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Parasitology: A-M (2008)

by Heinz Mehlhorn, Horst Aspöck

as Morbus Whipple or actinomycosis with penicillin allergy and septicemia caused by brucellosis, leptospirosis, tularaemia, rick- ettsiosis, melioidosis, pest. Tetracyclines have been known of since 1948. Doxycyclin was explored in 1967.

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About 20 per cent of the population believe themselves to have a food allergy and only about five per cent actually do. (John Warner)
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The value of this 7-letter word is 11 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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